Hurricane tracker: Cyclone Twenty-One-E fizzles as second disturbance forms in Atlantic  – News 247

 Hurricane season 2019 will soon come to a close, ending five months of increased tropical storm activity in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans Throughout 2019, the US has seen 36 storms, 13 of which were hurricanes. The season is expected to end by November 30, but some storms are clinging on  The most recent named storm to take to the Pacific Ocean was cyclone Twenty-one-E, which formed off Mexico’s west coast this weekend  At its height, Cyclone Twenty-one-E had wind speeds of 35mph and posed no threat to people living on the coast  No coastal warnings were in place over the weekend, and the storm is now expected to dissipate as it moves to the west  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Centre (NHC), the storm is now dwindling at speeds of 30mph and will dissipate by Wednesday this week    READ MORE Hurricane tracker: The SIX dangerous systems whirling around the globe  The NHC said: “At 900 AM CST (1500 UTC), the centre of Tropical Depression Twenty-One-E was located near latitude 12 3 North, longitude 105.5 West. “The depression is moving toward the west near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days  “Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. “The depression is expected to become a remnant low by Tuesday and dissipate by Wednesday ” As Twenty-one-E exits the Pacific, a second tropical depression is developing in the Atlantic Ocean  According to the NHC, the depression has a 50 percent chance of becoming a cyclone within 48 hours  They expect the depression will move to the northwest towards the US. Currently, the system is located roughly 250 miles to the west of Puerto Rico   READ MORE When does hurricane season end? What is ‘hurricane alley’?  In their latest advisory, the NHC said: “A broad area of low pressure located about 250 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands is producing disorganised showers and thunderstorms and winds of 30 to 35mph on its northeastern side  “Some gradual development of this system is expected and a tropical or subtropical depression could form during the next couple of days while it moves northwestward and then northward over the open Atlantic  “In a couple of days, upper-level winds are expected to become less conducive and the disturbance is forecast to merge with a frontal system after midweek, so additional development is not expected after that time ” The NHC has also laid out a 50 percent chance the storm would become a cyclone within the next five days Trending  Tropical storms are rare in the final months of the year, but not impossible  According to the Weather Channel, three percent of hurricanes in the Atlantic hurricane season form after November 18  A total of 24 tropical or subtropical storms have formed from this time to December 31, one every three years during the last 69 years  The last time a tropical storm formed was 12 years ago, however, with cyclone Olga in December 2007

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